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The year is 1849, and gold has just been discovered in California. You decide to head out west, to seek fame and wealth in the approaching Gold Rush. Will you strike it rich and become an overnight mining magnate? Or build your fortune bit by bit by supplying 49ers with pickaxes and blue jeans?


This is a demo of the game, containing the first three levels. If you like what you see, please consider buying the full version!


1849 is a city management game set during the California Gold Rush. Your task is to build towns, populate them with workers, and keep your citizens housed, fed, and entertained. You’ll have to manage and coordinate extensive production and trade networks to make sure your towns thrive.

Full version features:

  • A campaign mode that traces the development of the Gold Rush from mining camps to bustling cities. Each city scenario presents players with unique starting conditions, victory goals, and obstacle events. 
  • Vivid Old West towns with geography and architecture directly inspired by California’s Gold Country.
  • Over 50 resources to dig up, farm, refine or manufacture as you build complex towns and cities.

More information

Published2 years ago
Tagsbuilder, california, city, mining, sim, simulation, strategy
Player countSingleplayer